Legal eagle Lisa named top manager
Lisa Hughes, office manager at Jones Cassidy Jones Solicitors, a Belfast-based employment law firm, was crowned the top manager in Northern Ireland.
Ms Hughes was nominated by her colleagues for her positive and supportive approach to management in the REED manager of the year competition.
Competition judges recognised her commitment to "ensuring everyone is given the best possible chance to succeed", with the office manager scoring high in the top favourite traits for a manager.
UK employees view the best bosses as those who make everyone feel comfortable, have the ability to admit mistakes and remain calm under pressure.
Ms Hughes said she was delighted with the award but said: "A manager is only as good as the people around them."